Macro Briefing: 15 April 2019

Mueller report set for public release this week: Bloomberg
EU set to start delayed trade talks with US: Reuters
Signs of a US-China trade deal help lift Asian stocks: MW
Outlook improves for China’s economy: CNBC
Former central bankers: Trump’s attacks threaten Fed’s independence: WSJ
A thicket of politics and economics await Fed Chairman Powell: NY Times
Will the arrival of spring provide a boost to US economic growth? MW
Rising fuel prices drive US import prices higher for third month in March: CNBC
US Consumer Sentiment Index eased in April; first slide in 3 months: Bloomberg